2010 Entertainer of the Year Award
Kelli Holmes, Curator, represented the West Texas Music Hall of Fame on Saturday night April 30th 2011 presenting Rocky Gribble the 2010 Entertainer of the Year Award before a packed house at the Grapevine Opry.
From: The Grapevine Opry
The son of a West Texas cotton farmer, Rocky Gribble’s musical roots began when he first picked up his dad’s guitar at the age of thirteen.
Before he turned fourteen, Rocky was making weekly television appearances on a country music show in Lubbock, Texas. His high school years in Post, Texas were dotted with awards recognizing his talents on the guitar. A Bachelor Of Arts degree in music from Southern Nazarene University in 1974 would soon follow as Rocky embarked on a career in his first love. A proficient multi-instrumentalist, Rocky’s studio and stage experience spanning almost three decades greatly augment his many roles as session musician, background vocalist, musical arranger and producer. His abilities on the electric lead guitar, acoustic rhythm guitar, nylon string classical guitar, five string banjo and mandolin keep him busy contributing to the music of countless singers and songwriters. He is also called upon occasionally to contribute his musical skills to local, regional and national commercial jingles, ad campaigns and trade shows, both recorded and live. He has also produced and / or written for Miss Texas pageant participants and winners. From time to time, Rocky also acts as judge and talent scout for various talent competitions and showcases.
As producer of the internationally known Grapevine Opry since 1987, Rocky has had a profound influence on countless up-and-coming performers and serves as president of Yellow Rose Productions, the company responsible for the show. Rocky also acts as band leader as well as head writer and arranger for the numerous special productions for which the production is known. Rocky’s musical talents have taken him across the United States and to locales such as Switzerland, Japan, Venezuela and Puerto Rico, playing for a broad variety of musical artists including Englebert Humperdink, LeAnn Rimes, B.J. Thomas, Ronnie Milsap, Linda Davis, the Judds, Gary Morris, Carol Channing, Wanda Jackson and Hank Thompson.